The St. Andrew's Hall.
This well known and historic building, in which the Convention of the People of South Carolina held its sittings and agreed upon the Ordinance of Secession, on the 20th of December of last year, is now in ruins.
The walls are standing, but the interior is entirely consumed.
We learn that the splendid full-length portrait of Queen Victoria, by an eminent artist, which has always been considered one of the attractions of the room, as well as the portraits of Tunno, Robertson, King, and others, were removed in time.
This magnificent hall, the largest in the South, is lost to us, and we feel sure that it will be seriously missed — connected as it was with the popular heart by the fact that within its walls the first uprisings of the people of Charleston in this revolution had utterance; and, more than all, because the Ordinance of Secession was ratified there.
Those who, but a short year ago, were witnesses of those soul stirri